The scramble up the side of the rocky canyon in many places nearly perpendicular, was the hardest work of my journey.
Into the elephant's head he dug his claws, and tried to scramble up.
It was who could scramble up and run quickest, I can tell you.
Before he could scramble up for a plunge into the thickets the enemy was upon him.
It was necessary to descend into the torrent-bed and scramble up the opposite bank.
He expected to see her scramble up, red-faced and embarrassed.
Mr. Crowe managed to scramble up the bank, but his calls to his companion were unanswered.
To this opening he managed to scramble up, and then he saw a strange sight.
We'll scramble up the bank, and we shall get along much faster on the road than down here on these wretched stones.
And you ride him into the water and get him to scramble up on one of those ice-cakes.
1580s (intransitive), perhaps a nasalized variant of scrabble (v.), in its sense of "to struggle, to scrape quickly." Transitive sense "to stir or toss together randomly" is from 1822. Broadcasting sense "to make unintelligible" is attested from 1927. Related: Scrambled; scrambling. Scrambled eggs first recorded 1843.
1670s, "an eager, rude contest or struggle," from scramble (v.). Meaning "a walk or ramble involving clambering and struggling with obstacles" is from 1755. Meaning "rapid take-off" first recorded 1940, R.A.F. slang.
: Some girls I know ''scramble,'' which means sell drugs, to get it (1980s+ Teenagers)